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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - World Bank Research Intern Pilot Program

February 6, 2017


The Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) - World Bank Research Intern Pilot Program is designed to attract talented graduate students from UKM to obtain exposure in international development while they are working on an initiative or research project that are relevant to their areas of interest or field of study and to the World Bank Group's work.


The internship program is open to Malaysian nationals who are students of UKM and are currently enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Master’s degree or PhD). Candidates must possess an undergraduate degree with minimum CGPA of 3.6. There is no age restriction for the interns. The internship seeks candidates who are conducting research in the areas of Modern and Integrated Financial Services; Growth and Poverty Reduction; Public Sector Performance and Economic Planning; and Productivity, Trade, Social Protection and Labor.


The duration of the internship is for three months, with a possibility of extending for a further three months.


Among the responsibilities to be undertaken by the interns include conducting research, data gathering and analysis based on research topic; providing research and assistance in drafting reports for internal and external use based on guidelines provided by supervisor; and reviewing academic literature on their respective empirical findings.


The deadline for submission of application is February 20, 2017.  Candidates are required to submit a one-page write up of their existing research topic and expected deliverable from the internship, a cover letter, curriculum vitae (maximum two pages) and proof of enrollment in a graduate degree (Master's or PhD).  Applications should be submitted to sufianjusoh@ukm.edu.my.

For more detailed information about the internship, please download application details.